10 simple steps to looking after your bed...
Millbrook’s beds are made from the finest natural materials and handmade to highest standards of workmanship. Your bed should therefore be treated as an investment as it will last for many years. The beds lifespan will depend on how well it is cared for; therefore your new bed needs just a little care and consideration. The following points will ensure you achieve maximum comfort and sleep satisfaction
1. SETTLING IN TO YOUR NEW BED
Your bed may seem a bit strange at first - it always takes a few days to settle into a new bed. Your previous bed was probably quite old and past its best. Your body will adjust to the superior comfort level of your new bed and you’ll start to notice the benefits of a deeper sleep.
2. MINIMISE SETTLEMENT OF FILLINGS
Our fillings are especially sumptuous - body indentations in the mattress caused by body weight compressing the fillings are a normal characteristic. This settlement of fillings can be minimised by the regular turning of the mattress. Your bed is handcrafted and therefore is one of a kind. Because of these qualities we expect there to be some variation in standard size. Occasionally due to the high quality fillings we use including silk, lambswool and cashmere, there may be some migration of the fillings to the surface of the mattress due to their natural fineness, if this should occur, lightly brush them away, do not vacuum your mattress.
3. TURN MATTRESS REGULARLY
It is important that you turn your mattress regularly to aid even filling settlement and to prolong the mattress life. We recommend that you turn your mattress from side to side and end to end weekly for the first four months. Thereafter it should be turned every month. If you have a non-turn mattress it can be easily rotated, or if you have a Winter/Summer mattress turn your mattress from side to side and end to end seasonally.
4. GET ASSISTANCE WHILE TURNING YOUR MATTRESS
We recommend that you seek assistance to turn the mattress. Apart from the risk of injury to yourself, you also risk damaging the springs should you bang, bend or roll the mattress. This would invalidate your guarantee.
5. DO NOT BEND OR ROLL YOUR MATTRESS
Please avoid any unnecessary rolling or bending of your mattress as it is likely to damage the spring units and invalidate your guarantee.
6. ALLOW THE MATTRESS TO BREATHE
Our bodies generate over a pint of moisture during the night. It is important to let your bed breathe to allow that moisture to dissipate. Simply by turning down your bed clothes in the morning will allow the bed to air.
7. PROTECT YOUR MATTRESS
We advise that you protect your mattress with a suitable natural fibre mattress cover. This will help to protect the surface of your mattress from contact with moisture and the risk of staining. A mattress cover will keep your mattress looking pristine for years to come.
8. FIT CASTORS WITHOUT EXCESSIVE FORCE
Please read instructions for how to fit castors. Castors should be tapped lightly home with a hammer. Avoid excessive force as this can cause damage.
9. AVOID OVERLOADING OF DRAWERS
Your bed may have drawers - these drawers have been designed to accommodate lightweight items only. Please do not overload, as excessive weight can cause damage to the runners and may jam the drawer.
10. REFRAIN FROM USING DETERGENTS AND VACUUM CLEANERS
We do not advise the use of detergents or chemical cleaners on your mattress as this may bleach or disintegrate the fabric. Do not vacuum your mattress as this will damage the luxurious fillings.